How to Sleep in Pregnancy

How to Sleep in Pregnancy

Sleeping in any position is generally fine in first trimester of pregnancy. GREAT! Sleeping on your back is generally considered safe throughout the first trimester.  WOW! Stomach sleeping is OK until you reach about weeks 14- 16. UNBELIEVABLE! Side Sleeping Later on in advanced pregnancy resting on your side — right or left — gives…

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How to increase breast milk?

How to Increase Breast Milk?

Factors which decrease milk supply during breast-feeding: 1.waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an ineffective latch previous breast surgery may affect milk production. To boost milk production: Breast-feed as soon as possible. Waiting too long to start breast-feeding can contribute to a low milk supply. Hold your baby skin…

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Heart Burn During Pregnancy

Heart Burn During Pregnancy

Gut muscles are relaxed. Slow emptying of stomach. Stomach opening and exit rings are relaxed causing acid reflux. Growing baby pushing the stomach up. Even if water burns: The mantra – Rule of half – half chapati, half sandwich, half banana. Solids and liquids at 30 minutes interval. Sitting in vajra asana after meals. Eating…

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Haemoglobinopathy

Haemoglobinopathy

Haemoglobinopathy such as thalassaemia are inherited blood disorders. If you’re a carrier of thalassaemia gene, you can pass these health conditions on to your baby. If the mother is found to be a carrier, screening is also offered to the father. If you find out you’re a carrier, you and your partner will have the…

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Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy

Any unpasteurised cow’s milk, goat’s milk or sheep’s milk. Unpasteurised dairy products may contain listeria. Listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, still birth or make new born baby very unwell. Meats such as chicken, pork and beef, as long as they’re well-cooked are safe. Cold, pre-packed meats are safe. But be careful with cold cured meats,…

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Exercising regularly during pregnancy keeps you fit, increases your energy levels and can help you cope better with labour. It improves mood, posture, muscle tone, and has been shown to decrease rates of gestational diabetes, C-sections and high blood pressure (preeclampsia). Here is a list of exercises that are good for you during pregnancy: 1. Vajra asana: After every meal. Reduces flatulence, acidity and bloating. 2. Cat camel exercise: Helps in backache. It also helps baby to move from breech position to head down. 3. Squats: Or duck walk or moping the floor helps strengthening pelvic floor muscle. Reduces pubic bone pain, hip pain and helps in vaginal birth. It increases blood supply to developing baby. And helps in increasing baby’s weight. 4. Kegel’s exercise: pelvic floor muscles squeezing and releasing helps in urinary incontinence. Regular exercise of vaginal muscles helps in preventing uterine prolapse in future. 5. Butterfly pose: Stretching of pelvic and thigh muscle reduces aches and pains which most women complain while turning on the bed. Breathing exercise in this pose will increase lungs volume and oxygenation to the baby. 6. Walk, stationary cycling, swimming: All of these are regular cardio exercises. Improves circulation, lung capacity, stamina, blood supply, and muscular strength. Remember to warm up, stretch and cool down. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and be careful to avoid overheating.

Exercises During Pregnancy

Exercising regularly during pregnancy keeps you fit, increases your energy levels and can help you cope better with labour. It improves mood, posture, muscle tone, and has been shown to decrease rates of gestational diabetes, C-sections and high blood pressure (preeclampsia). Here is a list of exercises that are good for you during pregnancy: Vajra…

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Emergency Contraceptive / Morning After Pill

Emergency Contraceptive / Morning After Pill

The morning-after pill is meant for backup contraception only. Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if birth control method has failed e.g., condom leak. Morning-after pills do not end a pregnancy that has implanted. It works primarily by delaying or preventing ovulation and making uterine environment hostile. In overweight or…

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Can a Pregnant Woman Sleep During an Eclipse

Can a pregnant woman sleep during an Eclipse?

There is absolutely no scientific rationale behind the myth linking abnormalities in the baby with lunar or solar eclipses. Superstitions: In different parts of the world – Stay indoors during the eclipse: It has long been believed that eclipse could cause facial deformities or birthmarks in baby. There’s not a single scientific explanation why pregnant…

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Dry Fruits in pregnancy

Dry Fruits in pregnancy

Myth: Do not eat dry fruits in Pregnancy because it produces heat. Truth: They are super foods as they help in Nausea / sickness Pregnancy pigmentation and stretch marks Hair fall Constipation In fatigue Helps in good sleep Bone health Control sugar Brain development of baby Immunity booster Improves breast milk quality as well as…

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Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common and doesn’t always mean there’s a problem – but it can be a dangerous sign. Reasons behind Bleeding during pregnancy: Implantation bleeding In early pregnancy, you might get some harmless spotting”. It often happens around the time your period would have been due. Cervical changes/ erosion Pregnancy can cause…

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